esco Rock Salt Production Plant Braunschweig-Lüneburg to Put a New Lick Block Press into Operation
Until the end of this year, esco - european salt company is going to set up an additional production facility for lick blocks in its German rock salt plant Braunschweig-Lüneburg in Grasleben, Lower Saxony.
"On the basis of the strong increase in the overall demand for lick blocks for animal nutrition, we decided in favour of this investment already in 2010," explains Eike Riedel, Product Manager for animal nutrition and lick blocks at esco. "The addition of another state-of-the-art, high-performance lick block press to our production lines in Grasleben will enable us to react to present and future customer demands and trends even faster and with increased flexibility."
Health and High Performance by Self-service
In modern animal and livestock farming, salt lick blocks play an important role as simple and cost-saving feed supplements. They deliver the vital sodium chloride as well as other elements which are essential to health and improve performance, such as magnesium and calcium as well as the important trace elements zinc, cobalt, iron, iodine, selenium and copper.
Under the brand name of SOLSEL®, esco launched a new licks generation to the market, manufactured from rock or vacuum salt in a special compression procedure. In reiterated tests they have been improved to the extent that they are sufficiently weatherproof and long-lasting to be well suited for their application in the open air. The SOLSEL® lick blocks are tailored in size and weight to be consumed by cattle, horses, sheep, goats and pigs as well as bigger wild game. SOLSEL® licks are available as 5, 10 and 25 kilogram blocks, as well as enriched with minerals and trace elements, and theiy are suitable for organic farming.
The mineral pre-mixes for SOLSEL® licks have been developed in collaboration with experts and tailored to the requirements of modern livestock farming. The salt itself stems from the highly pure mid-European sea salt deposits that evolved from the sunshine-induced evaporation of the former semi-enclosed seas more than 200 million years ago.
Further information can be obtained from the new SOLSEL website at
www.solsel.de which will go live in
9/22/11 12:15 PM